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Gain the Upper Hand in Big Bang Racing with the Latest Trailer

The upcoming top-down racing game from developers Digital Reality and Playbox got a brand new trailer today that teaches you how to beat your opponents — before the game is even out!  Keep reading to check out the trailer and be on the lookout for this promising title when it launches on XBLA, PSN and PC later this summer.

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Mass Effect 3 Inaction Figures: Series 1 & 2 Review

Distributed by DC Direct and originally slated for a Summer 2010 release, the first series of Mass Effect action figures suffered one delay after another with a small assortment sneaking onto shelves in April 2011 before disappearing completely.  Frustrated with DC’s handling of the line, Bioware pulled the plug on their partnership and later announced they would be working with Big Fish Toys to revive the initial run of four figures as well as a second series.  This week, all eight 6.8” action figures from Bioware & Big Fish Toys are beginning to ship to customers who had pre-ordered and, in keeping with the Mass Effect 3 namesake, are a colossal disappointment.

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GI Joe Club Confirms Con Exclusive Oktober Guard, Reveal First Russian

The GI Joe Collector’s Club is gearing up for their most exciting year, ever– the 2012 subscription Footloose is in the mail to most Officer Level club members now, the Figure Subscription Service will finally go live soon, and the 2012 GI Joe Con is coming up fast starting June 28th. And with just two months until the Con, the Club confirmed this year’s set will feature fan favorite Russian super soldier team, The Oktober Guard! The first reveal is the Russian sniper Daina, and she looks incredible.

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GI Joe Retaliation and Renegades Amazon Box Sets Revealed

Months before Toy Fair, rumors started swirling around a mysterious listing posted on amazon.com for an alleged exclusive GI Joe Retaliation Preview 4-Pack. While the listing disappeared and Hasbro kept mum of any movie preview sets at Toy Fair, in-hand product shots have now hit the web featuring an Amazon-branded box set… and more exciting is, it’s clearly labelled “Premiere Pack,” so odds are we will be seeing this sooner than later! But the excitement doesn’t end there… Amazon is apparently also releasing a new Renegades 4-pack, too! Get all the latest Retaliation toy news right now.

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Square Enix Reveals Pre-Order Details for THEATRHYTHM Final Fantasy

If you own a 3DS, chances are you’re already excited about Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Square Enix’s must -own summer title made exclusively for Nintendo’s portable system.  With details on the adorable pre-order incentives just announced, you may want to secure your copy sooner than later.

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Shirt.Woot Disses Mass Effect 3 In Style

Do you love cool t-shirts? I bet you do. Did you hate the ending of Mass Effect 3? I BET YOU DID. Well now Shirt.Woot has the perfect item to cover both– the Mass Effect 3-themed “Shirt of the Day.” Keep reading to see the shirt, and how to pick yours up today!

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Comics Korner: AvX Wages On & Vigilantes Abound!

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The Night of the Owls has begun in Gotham City and the battle between the Avengers and the X-Men rages on while Daredevil, Spider-Man and The Punisher are still criss-crossing each other’s books.  It’s a crazy week in comics.
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Square Enix Announces Pre-Order Incentives for Sleeping Dogs and Hitman: Absolution

Square Enix has just announced vendor-specific pre-order incentives for two of their most anticipated titles. Sleeping Dogs, the upcoming open-world cop drama, will be seeing a North American release of August 14th for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC with exclusive in-game content for customers who pre-order ahead of launch. Best Buy, GameStop and Amazon will all be offering completely different bonus for ordering through them, so let’s detail all the packs out to minimize confusion.

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Ten Characters That Should Get The Bishoujo Treatment

I’ve never made it a secret how much I love Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Collection. Combining the stylized Bishoujo (or “pretty girl”) design, courtesy of Japan’s leading Bishoujo artist Shunya Yamashita with classic pin-up girl sensibility, Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo collection offers a unique take on the top ladies of pop culture. The collection started with Marvel and then DC heroes and villains, but has since expanded to include video game characters from games like Mass Effect and Tekken, as well as movies such as Star Wars and Ghostbusters. With the line going strong and the quality and intricacy of the statues improving with each new release, I wanted to present my wish list of the top ten ladies of pop culture who deserve their own Bishoujo statue. From comics to games to movies, Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo collection keeps getting better and here’s my top hopefuls for the future!
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BBTS Sponsor News – Takara TF, Bandai, Koto, 1/6 Scale & More

Check out the latest In-Stock and Pre-Order Items from Big Bad Toy Store. Lots to love for Transformers fans this week on BBTS, along with some NEW photos of Squaer-Enix’s upcoming Mass Effect Play Arts Kai, some new stuff from Kotobukiya and more! Check it out…

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